I have been doing some spring cleaning, going through old boxes, looking at articles I have saved. I came across one from the 90’s titled, “What Parents Want from Teachers,” written by Dorothy Rich.

The results of parents who were surveyed is not too surprising to me, but I thought I would share what matters most to parents:

  • Does this teacher appear to enjoy teaching and believe in what he or she does in school?
  • Does this teacher set high expectations and help children reach them?
  • Does the teacher know the subject matter of the class and how to teach it?
  • Does the teacher create a safe classroom where children are encouraged to pay attention, participate in class, and learn?

The #1 thing parents want is a happy teacher!

Hope this helps!